New Hartford Chef Matt Abdoo Scores Touchdown on Today Show
Tomato pie got a little face-time Thursday morning on national TV.
In advance of Sunday night's Giants-Cowboys game on NBC, Central New York native and New York City chef Matt Abdoo represented the Empire State on the Today Show and squared off against a Dallas chef in a feature called "Today Food Loves Football." Abdoo not only featured some tomato pie in his game-day menu spread, but gave a shout-out to the people of Utica.
Abdoo told host Carson Daly all about his formative years in Central New York, described tomato pie, and said: "What's up, Uticans?" See the whole segment on the Today Show's site.
Abdoo graduated from New Hartford High School in 1988, then SUNY Geneseo, and the Culinary Institute of America.